Tornadoes Possible With Severe Storms In Southeast Michigan Tuesday Night

April 7 storm threat
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By WWJ Newsradio 950

(WWJ) A line of strong storms coming our way could bring a tornado or two to metro Detroit.

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for all of Southeast Michigan, in effect Tuesday evening until 1 a.m. Wednesday.

The NWS said severe thunderstorms are possible across the southern portions of the Great Lakes region into the Ohio Valley and Mid Atlantic, which would include the metro Detroit area.

Forecasters say the system will move into the WWJ listening area by 7 or 8 p.m., and the best chance for severe weather in Detroit area is around or after 8:30 p.m.

The strongest storms will pose a threat for very large hail (potentially up to 2 inches), damaging wind gusts, and a couple of tornadoes, according the weather service.

WWJ AccuWeather Dean DeVore says after the morning showers, there would be a break until these storms strike.

Looking specifically at the metro Detroit area, DeVore said:  "Another piece of energy comes in late this afternoon into the first part of this evening with some showers and thunderstorms that could have heavy downpours, possibly a tornado and damaging wind gusts."

He said hail is also possible with these storms. 

How big a chance there will be a tornado is still uncertain, DeVore said, but forecasters are keeping an eye on things. 

Looking ahead, AccuWeather is calling for a low of 52 degrees as conditions begin to clear up overnight. Wednesday will be nice and warm with times of sun and clouds and a high of 67 degrees. More showers are expected to roll in Wednesday night, when temps will drop down to around 41. 

Thursday and Friday will be windy and chilly with varying amounts of clouds. The high both days will be 45-50 degrees.

Temperatures are expected to moderate back into the low to mid 50s this weekend. Saturday looks dry; while Easter Sunday has a chance of rain.​

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